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  • Egyptian plane hijacked, forced to land in Cyrus

    March 29, 2016 3:55 AM

    CAIRO- Egypt's civil aviation authority says an EgyptAir plane has been hijacked while flying from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo. A Cypriot government official says the hijacked plane landed on Tuesday morning at the airport in Larnaka and that there are suspicions of a bomb... more »
  • IS releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane

    November 18, 2015 11:24 AM

    CAIRO - The Islamic State group has released a photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board. The picture was published in the latest issue of the extremist group's English-language magazine,... more »
  • Egypt: Nefertiti may be buried in King Tut's tomb

    October 1, 2015 10:23 AM

    LUXOR, Egypt- Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. Mamdouh el-Damaty said Tuesday during a visit to Luxor that he will ask for final... more »
  • Egypt stages 2nd wave of airstrikes against ISIS

    February 16, 2015 7:08 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Security officials say Egyptian warplanes have staged a second wave of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State group in neighboring Libya. The officials said the warplanes struck on Monday in Darna, an extremist stronghold in eastern Libya. The first wave of airstrikes also targeted Darna. The... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Hamas and Israeli truce continues a second day

    August 12, 2014 4:47 PM

    JERUSALEM - A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas is about to expire in a day, and a negotiation is still not determined between the two enemies. The talks are meditated through Egypt, which claims they are not sure whether any progress is being made. Israeli officials retunred to... more »
  • Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

    August 12, 2014 2:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo. Israel Radio says the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital on Tuesday after... more »
  • Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposal

    August 10, 2014 12:54 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour cease-fire with Gaza militants. The move clears the way for the resumption of indirect talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in Hamas-ruled Gaza after a month of heavy fighting. Egypt brokered a similar truce last week. But after... more »
  • Hamas leader at Gaza rally: War not over yet Play Video

    August 7, 2014 1:59 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza City - A senior Hamas official has told supporters at a Gaza City rally that the war with Israel won't be over until the group's political demands are met. The official, Mushir al-Masri, said Thursday that "our fingers are on the trigger and our rockets are trained... more »
  • Israel targets homes of senior Hamas leaders Play Video

    July 16, 2014 2:08 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's... more »
  • Unlikely kingdom

    July 14, 2014 7:15 PM

    ABINGDON, VIRGINIA- A man claimed some land in Africa, that no one wants to turn it into a kingdom, so his daughter can be a princess. Jeremiah Heaton says he took a trip to a mountainous region between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil and planted a flag designated... more »
  • Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise

    August 15, 2013 8:43 AM

    CHILMARK, Mass. - President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. The president also directed his national security team to see what additional steps the U.S. might... more »
  • Toll in Egypt violence mounts to 30 nationwide

    July 5, 2013 2:37 PM

    CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
  • Egypt's temporary president sworn in

    July 4, 2013 7:52 AM

    CAIRO - Egypt's interim president is praising the mass protests demanding the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, saying they've united Egyptians. President Adly Mansour made the remarks at his swearing-in ceremony today at the Supreme Constitutional Court. Mansour, who was the court's chief justice, replaces Morsi, the Islamist leader who... more »
  • US official: US orders diplomats to leave Egypt

    July 3, 2013 4:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says the State Department is ordering nonessential U.S. diplomats and the families of all American Embassy personnel to leave Egypt after the Egyptian military removed Morsi and in anticipation of potential violence. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to... more »
  • Egypt army ousts Morsi, calls early vote

    July 3, 2013 2:18 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's military has replaced their embattled president, President Mohammed Morsi, with the nation's chief justice, suspended their Islamist-backed constitution and called for early elections. Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the... more »
  • Pentagon: Hagel calls Egyptian defense minister

    July 3, 2013 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken to the Egyptian defense minister twice in the past week, including a call he made to Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary George Little is refusing to release any details about the content of the... more »
  • Egypt arrests 3 suspected al-Qaida militants

    May 11, 2013 12:34 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's interior minister says security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaida militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified embassy. Mohammed Ibrahim told a news conference Saturday that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaida... more »

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